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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology
Fire truck; firefighter next to fire truck

Our Fire Science Program for

Program Highlights

  • Experience the thrill of saving lives and fighting fires.
  • Use firefighting vehicles, hoses, Jaws of Life, saws, axes, and rope rescue equipment.
  • Perform lifesaving medical and rescue techniques to provide emergency services to those in need.

Career Focus

  • Upon successful completion of the two-year program, students have the opportunity to test for Wildland Firefighter, CPR, and OSHA public safety EMS certifications. In addition, students have the opportunity to earn Central Arizona College Allied Health college credit while attending the program at no cost if they meet dual enrollment requirements.

Listing of Instructional Topics

  • Building Construction
  • Evidence Preserving and Sampling
  • Fire Behavior
  • Fire Shelters
  • Forcible Entry
  • Map Reading and Compass
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Ropes and Knots
  • Search and Rescue
  • Transportation Safety
  • Victim Rescue
  • Wildland Fire Behavior

Wildland Firefighter Entry Level Salary Range*

  • Hourly: $12.89–$22.13
  • Annual: $26,810–$46,030

*Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages

Related Career Pathways

  • Communications Dispatcher
  • Emergency Medical Technician*
  • Field Analyst*
  • Firefighter*
  • Fire Investigator*
  • Fire Chief*
  • Fire Protection Engineer*
  • Fire Rescue Supervisor*
  • Hazardous Material Responder
  • Military Personnel
  • OSHA Technician*
  • Paramedic*

*with additional education in this field.

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